The Brookside Second Graders celebrated our diversity on the half day before Thanksgiving by having a ” Tasting Day!” Most of the students brought in ethnic dishes from home that came from the countries of their ancestors. They got to taste many foods that they may not be familiar with eating. This hands-on experience was a delicious culminating activity for our social studies Traditions and Customs unit. Thank you to all the families that contributed food to make our Tasting Day such a success!
Amber and Kaylee discuss what they are eating.
Some of the C8 boys couldn’t wait to fill their plates with all the yummy food.
The girls were exciting to try some new dishes too!
Zachary tries something new while Sam checks out the box filled with cannoli.
Elizabeth brought in an entire taco making station. She’s not from Mexico but she does love tacos! So do the other second graders!
Please head over to the student work page labeled “Student Work 17-18” of this blog to see closeup photos of the students’ dishes that are labeled with the name and country!
Parents that came to Parent-Teacher conferences got to see our turkey glyphs. Each student made a glyph to display data about their Thanksgiving plans.
Thank you to all the parents who came to the Parent-Teacher conferences. Communication between home and school is very important to student success.
We finished that busy week with our yearly bus evacuation drills. The bus drivers instruct the students in the proper way to safely evacuate from the back of the school bus. Here’s hoping that they never need to use this knowledge!
Two fourth grade students help Haylee safely leave the back of the bus.
Jenna is preparing to leave the bus as Jeidyn patiently waits his turn to evacuate.
The following week we had not one… but TWO Xtramath Superstars receive certificates! Both boys completed addition and are currently working on subtraction!
Linton is proudly showing his addition certificate!
Logan sharing his Xtramath certificate!
Congratulations Linton and Logan! Who will be our next Xtramath Superstar?